Erik Guay, one of the finest alpine wings in Canada, has decided to effectively walk away from sport.
Guay made the news Thursday, an hour before being slated to compete at a World Cup event at Lake Louise, Alta. It is organized to serve during the Sabbath day.
The 37-year-old from the native of Montreal has already said that this was his last season, but he introduced that the accident crash fell on Wednesday, with the company Manuel Osborne -Paradis, his decision.
Alpine Canada says Osborne-Paradis is "doing well" after dropping in training. A helicopter was removed from the hill and will not compete this weekend.
"Sure, it has all been affected," Guay said to the CIC Sport on Thursday.
"I just started a few months after Manny yesterday when I heard it had fallen and he had to be taken away. I knew something was bad , and I put myself in the situation, and I just thought, Oh man, if it happens to me now, I do not know if my energy is go through that revival process again. And, so I think that kind of thing that helped me get over that edge. "
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Gaoth says that extreme sporting such as alpine skiing requires full mental and physical enthusiasm.
"I did not get as much fun as I used. I usually enjoy it as big as I go on skiing and when I'm in & # 39, the start gate, and I'm really excited and that I'm not getting it any longer. My head was back home rather than being & # 39; hill, where it should be. "
Erik Guay resigns with no regret:
Guay is married to four young children, and, really, has all been involved in losing international skiing competitions on her sad love.
"I'm sorry to be on the road," said Guay. "It's hard for me to be away from [my family] All the time. And then it's a kind of bridges at my heart every time I left for more than a week. "
In his career, Guay has been very healthy in a sport who wants to take a & Most of the highest speed risks.
And, it has fallen, and # 39; including an amazing spell at the World Cup event at the 2017 Hill, which took a 115 km / h edge.
And he was injured, as the bereavement he put to an end for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
But as well as anything, there had been performances. Gaay may not be his family name, but he argued he had done more on his / her; I was a Canadian captain of ever. That includes Crazy Canuck's famous members Steve Podborski and Ken Read.
The Erik Guay World Warranty resides on the edge:
The numbers are really good. The 25th World Cup podiuman of Guay is the largest Canadian alpine squad. Guay has two world titles – the hill dropped in 2011 and the super-G last year.
"Many have attracted attention in so many different ways, so everyone does not know the name of Erik," said Kelly VanderBeek, a celtic analysis of CBC Sports, which is a & # 39; Guayan Guay "the Wayne Gretzky of Skiing."
"I'm very sorry for me [the news of his retirement], just because it's better than any other male male captain.
VanderBeek says Guay's high success has been so many years of unparalleled years. Although other Canadian Canadians have been at an equal level, VanderBeek says Guay has become more consistent and that the "X factor."
There is no Olympic base
Guay is the only Olympic base. The best Olympic season has ever finished a fourth place in the super-G at the 2006 Games in Turin in Italy. He lost the podium by 1-10 seconds.
The world's greatest lack of success has been able to express its potential star power, but it has never been a & # 39; disturbed him.
"We'll show many times at this Olympics and it is anticipated that this is the biggest event on Earth, but in fact, it's a small piece of microwave. ; there, "he said in the 2017 interview.
Erik Guay is retiring: & # 39; it does not make any sense at risk & # 39;
Buy to go to & # 39; retiring, his opinion has not changed.
"I have such great memories, and you know, I think I'm leaving the sport with great endeavor."
Guay was always winning, whatever the race, and his / her; leaving everything out on the mountain.
"I want to compete, but I'm not here to lose my time. I do not want to complete 20 years. I want to be on a podium," Guay says
But his legacy is about more than podiums or medals.
Erik Guay: "When Manny fell, I thought I should pull them down"
"For myself personally, I think that, indeed, it started with the Crazy Canucks. I think [they] He put the bar for the Canadian race. It was so exciting for me, "Guay says.
"And I just hope I can return the answer. I hope that I have put some of the young attackers out there better, and continuing to Continue to continue to achieve their goals in the World Cup, and to win the World Cup and to represent our country across the globe. I think that's the legacy I'd like to leave. "